On 11 May 2022, a Dhaka Court sentenced Former Bangladesh Army Chief Harun-Ar-Rashid and 46 Destiny-2000 officials, for money laundering in relation to a USD 17,291,894 embezzlement case where the company collected money from more than 8.5 lakh investors for the project from July 2009 to June 2012.

Destiny 2000 Managing Director Mohammad Rafiqul Amin received a 12-year sentence and fine of USD 1,858,344, while Harun-Ar-Rashid was sentenced to 4 years jail term and a fine of USD 32,521.

The scam, considered Bangladesh’s worst multi-level marketing fraud, came to light in 2012. The court ordered the liquidation of the company’s assets to compensate shareholders and investors, to be overseen by a government-appointed committee.

Harun-Ar-Rashid is a retired Army general and a decorated war veteran.